“On the watch”, watercolor painting

Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. I finally finished this painting “on the watch” a week ago but somehow forgotten to post it here. I posted it on my facebook page and got many likes and comments, one even suggested to make into a puzzles!

here is the finished version, watercolor on 140lb cold press Fabriano paper, 14″x12″

on-the-watch-14x12-s

on the watch framed

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fallen leaf in water

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The year of the Monkey

monkey watercolor

This year is the year of the monkey according to the Chinese calendar. I painted this babay monkey watercolor painting to celebrate the Chinese New Year, he is carry a tangerine in his mouth and the tangerine is an important symbol for the new year which means good fortune and wealth.

the watercolor is 15:x21

monkey in studio

 

Some days my stars all lined up

Yesterday morning, I got an email from one of the art sites I belong to as I sold a greeting card. later, I returned home and found out I sold a original painting at the other site. Better still, a confirmation email from a TV channel it wants to do a feature on me.

watercolor on paper 23"x23"

watercolor on paper 23″x23″

In the evening, one of my watercolors was chosen as the banner for a group I belong  on facebook. I went to bed feeling it been a rather eventful day.

wish upon the butterfly

Got up this morning was surprised to see the unusual number of emails I had over night. Most was about one photo I  upload on flickr, A photo I titled “winter berries” received many thousands views and comments: as it turned out it was feature on Flickr’s explore page. Then another email for another greeting card sold to the same buyer from yesterday!

winter berries

After lunch I went to mail my painting as I came out from the post office was stopped by the local TV station and interviewed for my opinion on the city’s plan on building subway in my area.

One last email, from the watercolor society the confirmed date for my workshop been sat.( last month out of the blue I was invited to do a master workshop for their members even I don’t anyone in it).